Upset Winners Take CDP Features

Published: November 20, 2011 08:15 pm EST

Dunmore Alpha and Carnivore were among several upset winners during Sunday afternoon's harness racing card at Charlottetown Driving Park


Edward Smallwood's eight-year-old trotting gelding Dunmore Alpha, with Mark Cullen in the sulky, sat sixth for most of the mile before sprinting home to edge out pacesetter Napanee Seelster and the quick-closing favourite, Saulsbrook Balance (Willie Murphy), for the 2:02.1 triumph in the $1,500 Open Handicap Trot. The 5-1 third choice in the field paid $12 to win.

Half-million dollar earner Carnivore and driver Corey MacPherson pulled off an even bigger surprise as the 35-1 longshot in the $2,200 pacing feature when he converted from the pocket to prevail in 1:56.4 by one length over the popular pacesetter, Ricarras Sun (Marc Campbell). Oakrock Almighty (Ron Matheson) finished third. The Earl Watts-trained five-year-old, owned by the Lucky Seven Stable, paid a whopping $72 to win.

The post time favourites won only two of the 12 races on the card.

To view Sunday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Sunday Results - Charlottetown Driving Park.